Bio-Rad Announces Placement of the 100th
Bioplex 2200 System
Largest Reference Laboratory in Oregon Chooses Automated Multiplexing Technology for Autoimmune and Infectious Disease Testing
HERCULES, CA and SPRINGFIELD, ORE – March 31, 2009– Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the installation of the 100th BioPlex 2200 System at Oregon Medical Laboratories (OML).
“We are very pleased with the continued growth in BioPlex placements. Physicians worldwide are clearly embracing the benefits of a multi-marker approach to enhance patient management in the areas of autoimmune and infectious disease.” said John Goetz, Bio-Rad Vice President and Group Manager Clinical Diagnostics. “Likewise, clinical laboratories are gaining significant operational efficiencies through the use of our novel automated multiplexing technology.” Today, the BioPlex 2200 installed base extends to12 countries in 5 continents.
“OML is committed to offering our clients the best in state-of-the-art laboratory services, and we’re pleased to have the BioPlex 2200 system onboard to help us deliver on that promise,” said Julie Halic, Chief Operations Officer for OML.
The BioPlex 2200 system is the first and only fully-automated, random access multiplex testing system and provides clinical laboratories with the capability to rapidly process or “multiplex” multiple individual tests, which are traditionally processed separately, using a single small volume patient sample.
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: BIO and BIOb), has remained at the center of scientific discovery for more than 50 years manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. The company is renowned worldwide among hospitals, universities, major research institutions, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for its commitment to quality and customer service. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is headquartered in Hercules, California, and serves more than 85,000 research and industry customers worldwide through its global network of operations. The company employs over 6,300 people globally and had revenues of nearly $1.3 billion in 2006. For more information, visit www.bio-rad.com.
About Oregon Medical Laboratories
Oregon Medical Laboratories, a service of PeaceHealth, is headquartered in Springfield, Ore. OML combines laboratory innovation, outstanding service and a strong commitment to serving the health care communities of Oregon, Washington and Alaska, allowing it to grow into the largest laboratory in the state. With laboratory and collection sites throughout the region, OML offers medical diagnostic tests, clinical laboratory consultation and drug testing services to thousands of hospitals, physician offices and employers.
Media Contact: Linda Hawley
Oregon Medical Laboratories
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